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5 Unusual Resolutions I'm Making This Year

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Last year I kind of boycotted the idea of making personal resolutions. I mean, I made a list but let’s be honest … I didn’t really stick to it. This year I’m trying to think more outside of the box and create resolutions that I really want to do and will improve my overall quality of life. This week I partnered up with my favorite work out line, Outdoor Voices, and took my butt to the beach in effort to get a jump start on my resolutions this year. Outdoor Voices is all about doing things to get your body moving which is something I 100% stand behind. Sometimes we set the goal to work out X amount of times per week. Why not cut yourself some slack this year and set the goal of simply “moving” instead of “working” out? I can tell you one thing, it was easier to wake up early when I didn’t set the expectation that I had to run or do some crazy work out.

It also got me to thinking about a few more unusual resolutions I’m making this year.

What’s on your list?  

1.  Get Up Early Once A Week

By “early” I mean extra early. I always talk about the idea of driving to the beach every morning for a walk/run, but somehow it never ends up panning out. I really think that if I commit to going once per week that it would balance out my mind, body and soul. There is something so calming and rejuvenating about the beach and it’s such a shame that I live so close, yet hardly ever go. Yesterday morning Grant and I woke up extra early and tossed on our Outdoor Voices gear and it really was worth the extra effort. We actually ended up doing a little bit more than just hanging at the beach. Thankfully the Rec Kit is an outfit that’s great for any type of activity whether you’re breaking a sweat or not!


2.  Remind Yourself

On the first day of each month set a calendar reminder to sit down and make a list of everything you are grateful for. I love doing check ins throughout the year and having a documentation of what is really happening in your life will be a nice keepsake to look back on.

3.  No Screen Sunday

It doesn’t necessarily have to be on Sunday, but once a week we have a TV free day/night in the house. I like the idea of doing it on Sunday because it allows your mind to truly rest and hit re-set for the work week ahead.


4.  Learn Something You Didn’t Learn as a Child

Confession: I do not know all of the states. I know. My goal this year is to learn something useful that I should know as an adult but don’t.

5.  Make the Usual Unusual

It is so easy to get lost in a rut when you do the same things every day. Next year, commit to doing small things differently each week. Wear something you might not necessarily wear. For me, I usually avoid crop top styles in work out gear. However when Grant and I went to the beach the other morning I was quite surprised as to how great I felt wearing this style. When you work out, it’s important to be very in tune with your body. I usually keep my body covered up so it’s easy to let things kind of “hang out.” When I wore my Outdoor Voices crop top I paid very close attention to keeping my abs sucked in which offered a better work out. You can also switch up your usual routine by ordering a different coffee, taking a new route to work or treating yourself to something spontaneous and special on a random Monday night, such as an expensive bottle of red wine or steak dinner.


This post was created in partnership with Outdoor Voices.

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What I’m Wearing

Outdoor Voices

Athena Crop


Outdoor Voices

Doing Things Hat


Outdoor Voices

Warmup Legging


Outdoor Voices

Stretch Crepe Jacket

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  • I passed your #1, #2 on the list with flying colours. I am an early birdie, and this early birdie does not watch any television at all. Yayyy! Love ❤️ the active outdoor photos, it is always so inspirational! ♥️👍🏼

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  • Natali

    No screen Sunday and to learn something new are great resolutions which I’m also now adding to my list of resolutions!

  • Em

    Outdoor Voices is hands down my favorite line of activewear – their leggings are the best! I love the idea of wearing a crop top to be more in tune with your body when working out as well. Also, completely agree – the goal to be active/get outside every day is so much more surmountable and enjoyable than going to a grueling work out that you dread!

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I love these resolutions Jacey! I keep trying to get myself into a habit or trying to learn another language – but it always finds itself on my resolutions for the next year!

    I hope you have a lovely Friday,

  • Love it. Great photos.

  • Fortune Dushey

    Love this list! And I like the idea of getting up early once a week. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Kat

    #4: Oh man I would have been banned from the dinner table at my grandparents! My grandfather LOVED geography and he was adamant we knew not only the states but their capitols as well. And thanks to my college degree, I also know every nation on the African continent! And where they are!

  • I love these – these are a bit unusual and different but they are so great! I love this idea and I think I will make a list like this too – one that I can actually stick to!


  • I absolutely love this <3
    I wish you all the best!

  • Shelbi

    Love this post!

  • What I call life inventories , are something I try to do on a fairly regular basis. I’m Canadian, and I know all your states – a shame – you can easily change ! The most important lesson for the last year I have learned – is no negative self judgement- . The end of the year is often the time we contemplate on changes we would like to make – please above all else be kind to yourselves! End all negative self talk and change your life !
    Dress The Part

  • Hillary Carlson

    Learned this song in elementary school and still know the states in alphabetical order… Dorky, but it works!
    start at the 0:45 marker and practice on your insta-story:

  • runway toroad

    I love this photoshoot! You look great and plus everything you’ve mentioned in this blog is so important!
    Will definitely keep these in mind.


  • I love this post Jacey !!! xo


  • Lilywi

    Yes! Love these resolutions! I especially need #3 – I’ve been longing for some screen free time lately – and #5. And probably the rest too 😉

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